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PAGE -EIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1967

PAGE EIGHT THE MICHIGAN DAILY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1967

:1 ART FILM:
SIngmar Bergman's
VIRGINSPRING

Thinclads in Tune-up Meet;
Host Northwestern, Indiana

Icers

Face-off

with

Nodaks

Sat., Feb. 25
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By JOHN EGGERSTON
Michigan's undefeated thinclads
are taking it easy this weekend
because of the flu and their com-
petition.
Both sophomore sprinter George
Hoey and John Reynolds of the
record-setting two mile relay.
team will miss tomorrow's tri-
angular meet with Northwestern
and Indiana because of a virus. A
number of other trackmen, how-
ever, will compete despite slight
cases of the flu.
The Hoosiers have already lost
to Notre Dame in a triangular
meet this season 91%-47, a team
the Wolverines vanquished 71-60 t
last weekend. The Wildcats will
bring in its whole 12 man squad
into Yost Field House for the
1 p.m. meet.
Heavy Favorite_
While Michigan is considered a
heavy favorite, even with influenza RALPH SCHULTZ
in the air, Indiana and North-!
western have some individual stars Jack Harvey, the Wolverines'
to stimulate interest in the meet. shot putter supreme, will face
Ralph Schultz, who won the some top flight competition for
1000-yard run for the Wildcats the first time this season. Up until
in the Michigan State Relays, ap- n
pears hard to beat at that dis-
tance. Pat Edmondson, who is also been the only ones to challenge
making the trip from Evanston, him, but Indiana's Jim Arbuckle,
is considered a fine two miler and, who has putted over 55 feet, will
along with Mark Gibbons of In- provide some interest in the
diana, seems to be the favorite to strength event.
win that event. This is one of the With Hoey out for the meet
Wolverines' weaker events even Dave Cooper will have to carry the
though Steve Bishop ran his best load in the sprints alone against
time ever at Notre Dame last the Hoosiers' Tom Keenan in the
week. 60-yard dash and teammate Rich
The Hoosiers' Bob White will Dilling in the 300. Indiana also
battle it out in the hurdles with have a good pole vaulter in Mike
Michigan's Nelson Graham and McPherson who has cleared 14'4"
Larry Midlam who really found regularly, which was the winning
themselves last weekend in South height recorded by Michigan's
Bend, sweeping both high and low Matti Kilpelainen and Carl Wat-
hurdle events. kins against the Fightin' Irish.

By JOHN SUTKUS end. Dean Lucier, Danny Walter, eraging four goa
Bob Boysen, Mark Thompson. and our opponents a:
ihg'rkouteteayamfen captain Mike Marttila will skate Michigan's of
and the most interested watchers the tradminal path around cen- the WCHA in g
were their North Dakota counter- ter ice between the second and Wolverines have
parts. tnird periods tomorrow night. erage of 4.8 goals
Thgre North Dakota sports only f'ur while their ave
The green-Jacketed Nodaks will smr.58foralgms
get an even closer look 'at th-e seniors. 5.8 fov all games.
Wolverines tonight when the two The combination of youth and Physically, theV
teams face off at 8:00 in the first speed has worked for the Nodaks be in better shap
of a two-game series at the to the tune of 15 WCHA victories. end. "Bob Bair
Coliseum. "They've j e 11 e d exceptionally will skate only;
Chesem iblwell," says Renfrew. Marttila (bother
The series is billed as a scrap "It's kind of funny," admits troubles this we
for the WCHA title. "It's a nat- Selman. "Nobody expected us to right," noted Rei
ural," says Dakota coach Bill Sel-b,,a"ti
man. "With the top two teams But not everything is working penalized teams
meeting this late in the season. for the Nodaks. "We're just not offers Selman.
it's got to be a fight for the title." scoring " sighs Selman. "We we both mind
If the Wolverines take the two squeak 'em out. Nine of our wins play the game.
games and whip Minnesota twice have been by one goal. We're av- lot of silly penalti
while the Nodaks win their last
two against Michigan Tech, they
will sneak into the title by five WHO'S NUMBER ONE?
percentage points. A split for each
team while winning their final
series will give North Dakota the
title. A double loss . . . well it
just isn't mentioned.
No Pyro Needed
"We know what we nave to do. By JOEL RUBENSTEIN Anderson, DaleC
The team doesn't need anyoneiley, and Jeff Ri(
to fire them up in this situation" In a decisive Big Ten wrestling "This should b
situtinon A dual meet, Michigan and Michigan
comments Michigan coach State will hold a possible preview igan coach Cliff
They didn't need anyone to keep of the conference championships "And It should se
them cool under the gaze of 20 wrestling attenda
pairs of North Dakota eyes, either. House at 4:00 P.M. Saturday. Top R
It's- a meeting between two _ Not only are both teams un- Michigan State
teams that are surprisingly alike. defeated, but Michigan and Mich- 9-0-1 record th
Both are well balanced. Neither igan State are ranked first and Spartans tied Ok
has an outstanding star. Both second in the nation, respectively, defeated Oklahon
have climbed to the top with an by Amateur Wrestling News. Be- nights to gain
overall team effort. tween the two schools, eight in- ranking. This w
Both are fast. "We concentrate dividual present and former Big in history that a
on speed," states Selman. Ten champions will be competing both Sooner pow
Both are young. Only five -Bob Fehrs, Jim Kamman, and nights without lo
Michigan seniors will be skating Dave Porter for Michigan, and of the matches.
their last home game this week- State matmen Don Behm, Dale But the Spar

als a game, while The scores of past games favor
re getting three." neither team. Duluth, whom the
fense is leadirg Wolverines polished off twice last
goals scored. The weekend, knocked off the Nodaks
pushed in an av- in the Grand Forks igloo. Michi-
per league game, gan State stumbled twice last
rage balloons to weekend at the hands of the No-
s. daks.
Wolverines should
e than last week- Saturday afternoon at .2:15 p.m.
d will dress but players from the past 25-30 years
part time. Mike of Michigan hockey teams will
red by bronchial stage an oldtimers game at the
ek) should be all Coliseum. "We'll play for about an
nfrew. hour or until we drop or some-
of the least two thing," commented current hock-
in the league," ey Coach Al Renfrew. "Then we'll
That shows that drag ourselves off the ice. I'll be
our business and out there skating."
We don't get a "It won't be a fast game, but
ies." we'll have a lot of fun."

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isli withMS
Carr, Mike Brad-
chardson.
e the biggest meet
in years," Mich-
Keen speculated.
et a new Michigan
ance mark."
tanked
e has compiled a
is season. The
lahoma State and
ma on successive
its top national
as the first time
ny team wrestled
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Michigan in last year's dual meet
encounter, 16-11, although they
edged the Wolverines, 71,67, in the
conference tournament to cop the
Big Ten championship.
Michigan State possesses such
formidable weapons as ten re-
turning lettermen and three de-
fending Big Ten champions. But
one of the "biggest" men in the
Spar'--'s' lineup is only slightly
over five feet tall.
Big Ten Champ
Don Behm. Those seven letters
spell much more than just the
name of a 130-pound senior. They
spell "1965 Big Ten champ, third
in the nation." But more, they,
spell 5'3" of "all-round ability, ag-
gressiveness, and natural wres-
tling instincts."
These praises come from Grady
Peninger, State's wrestling coach,
who continues, "He's the greatest
college boy I've ever coached. Don
is a real champion. I'd compare
him with a machine. He never
quits. He just keeps fighting all
the time."
Behm is the kind of wrestler
who just never stops attacking.
He is a living example of "wres-
tling-a-go-go."
"I don't mind those long arms
and legs," Behm explains of his
taller opponent. "They give me
more of a target."
Unfortunately for Behm, he en-
countered another of the greatest
wrestlers in America last year
when he dropped the 123-point
match to Michigan's Bob Fehrs in
1966 dual meet action. "Thinking
that they must beat Fehrs to win
the meet," Keen pointed out,
"State demoted Behm to 123."
But Behm lost, so this year he

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DON BEHM

Doing anything exciting
on Saturday, Feb. 25
in the nmorning?

will return to 130 pounds "out of
respect for Fehrs."
Fehrs will therefore meet reg-
lrular 123-pounder Bary Bissell,
while Don Behm should share the
mat with Michigan's Geoff Hen-
son.
Three other Spartans are un-
defeated this season in dual meet
action-137-pound Dale Ander-
son, 145-pound Dale Carr. and,
167-pound George Radman. An-
derson and Radman have yet to
be felled even in tournament com-
petition this season.
All three are defending confer-
ence champions and Radman is
defending NCAA champion. 177-
pound Mike Bradley is another
1966 Michigan State conference
champion.while heavyweight Jeff
Richardson gained the honor in
1965. Richardson, however, ran
into a roadblock last year in the
form of Michigan's Dave Porter
in an attempt to repeat his title.
In the words of Porter, who
pinned his last opponent in 23
seconds, "We'll just go out there
and try to get it over with as soon
as possible."
Both teams have waited all sea-
son for the chance.

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